In this valuable book, Hanna M. Roisman provides a uniquely comprehensive look at Euripides' Hippolytus. Roisman begins with an examination of the ancient preference for the implicit style, and suggests a possible reading of Euripides' first treatment of the myth which would account for the Athenian audience's reservations about his Hippolytus Veiled. She proceeds to analyze significant scenes in the play, including Hippolytus' prayer to Artemis, Phaedra's delirium, Phaedra's 'confession' speech, and the interactions between Theseus and Hippolytus. Concluding with a discussion of the meaning of the tragic in Hippolytus, Roisman questions the applicability in this case of the idea of the tragic flaw. Nothing Seems as It Is includes extensive comparisons of Euripides' play with the Phaedra of Seneca. This is a very important book for students and scholars of Greek tragedy, literature, and rhetoric.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Greek Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.02(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Hanna M. Roisman is professor of classics at Colby College. She is the author of The Odyssey Reformed (with F. Ahl) and Loyalty in Early Greek Epic and Tragedy, as well as the editor of several other books.